Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a technique to treat surface spider veins by injecting a tiny volume of irritant into the vein, ultimately causing it to close up over time. Sclerotherapy for spider veins is a simple and quick procedure that is performed right in our office at Oceana Vein Specialists. At Oceana Vein Specialists we use Aslcera solution for Sclerotherapy and pricing is per vial of Asclera. Our regular price is $450/vial for spider vein sclerotherapy, as Asclera is generally more expensive and better tolerated than other solutions.
How is the Procedure Performed?
A tiny needle is used to inject a small volume of irritant solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to close down. Over time, the body will absorb the treated vein and it will disappear and lighten in color. Most patients only describe mild discomfort during the procedure.
What Can I Expect After Sclerotherapy?
Directly after injection the area may be red and irritated, which is a normal outcome and usually subsides within the first week. Over time, the veins will respond to treatment and begin to disappear and lighten in color. Generally, normal activities can be resumed immediately following sclerotherapy. Compression stockings must be worn after sclerotherapy for about 3-5 days to enhance vein closure and to reduce discoloration. You can bring your own medical (20-30 grade) compression stockings or purchase a pair from us, stocking price is $40-$50 depending on style.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Sclerotherapy is a tiered treatment approach and typically multiple treatment sessions spread out over several months are required, depending on the extent of disease. The full benefit of sclerotherapy may not be realized until 4-8 weeks after injection, at which point the determination will be made if additional sessions are needed. There is a set limit on the volume of irritant that can be injected in one session, requiring up to 2-5 sessions to fully treat the legs.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
Sclerotherapy for surface spider veins is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, and is thus typically not covered by insurance. Patients are charged per vial of Asclera and some patients may require multiple vials over multiple sessions to fully treat the legs. Oceana Vein Specialists will create a comprehensive treatment package in order to fully address your cosmetic concerns.